Children and Youth:
For the first time in the history of UUFSB, our RE program was able to choose a non-profit organization for the Share-the-Plate initiative. Our children and youth selected LI Cares for the first three Sundays and Wounded Warriors for the fourth and final week to coincide with Memorial Day.
UUFSB’s RE children and youth have chosen to collect pet food and supplies through the summer months to be donated to Long Island Cares. The program needs new and unopened dog and cat food (canned or dry), dog and cat treats, leashes, collars and toys, bird seed, fish food and kitty litter. A large collection box can be found in the Fellowship lobby. It will be emptied periodically and supplies brought to Long Island Cares. Please support our children and youth with this worthy pet food drive.
Children's Social Justice Projects:
The first Sunday of every month, the children are gathered together for “Social Action Sunday”. They periodically start out in the sanctuary to listen to an age appropriate sermon (Child’s Eye View) which often includes a story and then go to the RE wing to engage in some type of social action project. Stefani Scott has been instrumental in leading these Sunday programs. Stefani’s theme this year has been “Celebrating Earth’s Children”. She has led Social Justice Sundays on various topics including different indigenous peoples and earth’s creatures. Her lessons always include some sort of show and tell, hands-on learning and often games, music, dance or meditation.
Other social action projects this year included Reverse Trick or Treating with fair trade chocolate, Guest at Your Table donations, a letter writing campaign to chocolate companies for Valentine’s Day, the Mitten Tree, planting seeds for Hobbs Farm, and planting and cleaning up in Julia’s Garden at the fellowship. Each Sunday children bring their offerings of coins for Pennies Against Hunger which were donated ($70) to Long Island Cares and aluminum flip-tops for the Ronald McDonald House.